End of Rawtenstall Bus Station Public Consultation

End of Rawtenstall Bus Station Public Consultation

The RTB Partnership has concluded the public consultation on the new bus station plans for Rawtenstall Town Centre at the end of October.

The consultation included a week of public sessions (3rd – 10th October at Kay St Baptist Church, Rawtenstall Market and Rawtenstall ASDA). With over 300 people visiting the exhibition, and speaking to the design team.

In addition the plans were on display for a further 3 weeks in Rawtenstall town centre, in the Council offices in Bacup and in Haslingden Library. Plans could also be viewed on the Council website.

During the consultation 229 comment forms were completed, which we will now carefully analyse.

Initial findings tell us that the majority of people, who visited the consultation were in favour of the proposals for the new bus station.  Approximately three quarters of those who expressed a view on the bus station plans were also broadly in favour of the plans.

Cllr Alyson Barnes said;

“This has been a worthwhile consultation, and it was pleasing to see people be part of conversations that are helping shape the future of the Valley. We now look forward to reading the comments in detail.”

Gareth Smith RTB Director said;

“The consultation process was both refreshing and rewarding and gave, yet again, a local perspective.”